Marife is married and has four children. She is 41 years old and lives in Pan-ay, Clarin, Philippines. Marife is a farmer and raises pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. She has requested a loan to purchase additional feeds. Marife has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Marife hopes to supplement the family's income.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) was founded in 1992 by the beneficiaries, parents and staff of the Paglaum Community Development Foundation to address economic and livelihood activities for sustainability. The organization operates in the northwestern provinces of Mindanao and Visayas.
In the local vernacular, “paglaum” means “hope.” The initial foundation is dedicated to child development through a holistic approach. The goal is to build self-reliance and expand opportunity so the poorest of the poor can help themselves.